Australia has a rich and long legacy of fortified wine production dating back to the establishment of the original settlements. The unique fortified wine styles were the backbone of the Australian wine sector, which are still celebrated today. Australia produces the world’s finest Muscat, Topaque, Vintage and Tawny fortified wines, while some draw comparisons, Rutherglen Muscat and Topaque are unique and have no equal.
Corinne Mui, Senior Wine Educator from AWSEC Hong Kong, will lead an informative discussion on the history and development of some of Australia’s most iconic and historic wines. This tasting will feature fortified wines from Australia’s traditional warmer climate areas, which are more suited to the richness and ripeness required to make classic Fortified wines and will explore some key points to success, which have contributed to Australian fortified wines winning international awards since 1870.
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Australian wineries and winemakers who have put their stamp on Australian Classic fortified wines and to understand why age is so important and maintaining freshness and vitality in the wine is critical.